School News

2020

Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry scenarios

Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) is planning for the 2020-21 school year and what it may look like for students, staff and families. While any return to school will be managed under the guidelines and direction from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer…

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students. Parents will be required to provide a copy of their resident legal land address to the school. Proof of residence is required…

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2020 - 9:28 a.m. Funding to School Divisions Temporarily Adjusted

  On March 28, 2020, the Education Minister announced that resources to school divisions will be adjusted to match an at-home learning environment. At this time, Alberta school divisions are expected to continue at-home learning for our students. …

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

No, really. How are YOU doing? Take a pause... and think …. how are you doing? Let’s take a moment to do a self- assessment: How is your heart rate? How quick are your breaths? Your shoulders: how tense are they? Your face: are you frowning? Do your…

Continuing Student Learning

As shared by the Minister of Education last week, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will continue to receive learning opportunities at home, either through online means or through other accommodations, such as course packages and telephone check-ins. …

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important Information from Alberta Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to us all. It has also brought us together. Our entire NGPS staff family has been working hard to develop instructional alternatives for students. We know families have a lot of questions. At this…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 18, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Information for Families

The school division appreciates your patience and resilience in the face of this unprecedented interruption in the normal operations of public education in the province. We realize that the school closure decision came abruptly forcing significant adjustments…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families and Staff

While many parents have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the closure of schools in the province of Alberta, there are still many uncertainties for all of us as learning communities and Alberta school divisions.  We want to reassure families…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled

As of March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta has announced a province-wide school closure. All classes are canceled indefinitely. Children are expected to stay home. The safety of our students and staff is always our first priority. We continue to…

All Schools Closed to Students

All Schools Closed to Students - As per direction from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health, all Northern Gateway Public schools are closed to students indefinitely effective immediately. Students are expected to stay home. 

Health Resouces for Families

Check out the resources regarding handwashing and other health topics for families to use to teach their children provided by our Health Promotion Facilitator. http://www.dobugsneeddrugs.org/kids/

School Advisory Council

Click on the link below to get caught up on all the great work our School Council Advisory does at Pat Hardy! https://conta.cc/2I9W3oY   

Tether Yourself

Tether Yourself: Advice for Youth (and adults too!) on Devices Being a kid is tough no matter the era, and it is no surprise that our kids today are facingchallenging experiences these days. Smartphones, IPads, tablets, etc are everywhere and alongwith…

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 26

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that is celebrated around the world, every year, on the last Wednesday in February. As schools, we teach, model and practice kindness, empathy and inclusion year-round. On February 26, we will be wearing our…

2019

Impact of the Provincial Budget

Northern Gateway Public Schools is facing a budget shortfall this school year. While Maintenance and Transportation Funding will receive modest increases, the loss of Class Size, School Fee and Classroom Improvement funding, and decrease to High School…

BAD DAYS DURING THE “HAPPIEST TIME OF YEAR”

Advent calendars have a way of producing both excitement and anxiety for me. As a child, I loved the anticipation of the countdown but as an adult, it sends me into panic. Immediately following Remembrance Day ceremonies, along comes the familiar pressure…

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality Pedagogy

There are many supports in place to enhance the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) for NGPS students. Quality Pedagogy, or the practice of teaching, is a main focus, as it is the heart of teaching and learning. There are five domains of Quality Pedagogy…

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running today? Why are the buses running in Darwell when…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning at NGPS

Mental, Social and Physical well-being impact learning. A Culture of Wellness, with a focus on these three domains, is foundational to developing a Quality Learning Environment (QLE) within Northern Gateway schools. Wellness Champions, School and Division…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can occur anywhere at any time. During an emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. Last year, NGPS began working with Hour-Zero,…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner Centered

The focus of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) is student or learner centered. Everything we do as Educators, from how we teach and what resources we use, to how we assess learning and plan for instruction, revolves around our students - their needs,…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning Environment in NGPS?

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

The Quality Learning Environment (QLE) in NGPS is our commitment to assure learners are successful and learners are supported.  The core elements of the QLE are made up of quality pedagogy (the practice of teaching) with a foundation of wellness. Ensuring…

Every Child Matters

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new…

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Being safe at school means working together with our community partners, parents and first responders. Understanding the terminology that schools and responders use can help. Hold and Secure means classes and activities inside the school continue to…

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are excited for a new school year. The beginning of each school year is a special time for us all – students, staff and families – as we anticipate the year ahead. What…

I matter, I've got this, I'm just getting started!

OUR STORY NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN LEARN HERE From the students, to the teachers, to the principals and staff. Because here, education happens every minute, in every corner, of every school. Here, it isn't a between-the-bells thing it's a lifelong…

First Day Back is Sept 3!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day back to school for nearly 5,000 Northern Gateway students! Preview important dates with the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) fosters program-rich learning environments where…

Happy Summer!

TO OUR STUDENTS We hope each and every one of you has had an amazing year of learning and growth! Each day you inspire us with your individuality, achievement and potential. Your journey as a student – from your first moments in Kindergarten to your…

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Please share your thoughts with us in this short 3-question survey! Click here to take the three minute survey! Northern Gateway Public Schools is looking to find out how many parents/guardians are interested in paying for alternate school bus transportation…

Gearing Up for Back to School!

Team for Success is helping to support the transition from summer holidays to back to class! Book your spots now!

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Ten NGPS teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new to the province, are officially and jointly inducted…

It's Education Week!

Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and to share the many good things happening in Alberta…

Education Planning 2019-22

NGPS held its annual 3 Year Education Planning session with division leadership, trustees and school principals on March 18. Superintendent Kevin Andrea says it was an opportunity to reflect on the past three years and define the priorities and strategic…

Kindergarten Information and Registration Ngiht

Join us on Feb. 26, 2019 for our Kindergarten Information and Registration Night!

Spirit Day

It's okay if you come to school with your shirt backwards or your pants turned the wrong way because this Friday, February 22nd is  !YAD SDRAWKCAB  (BACKWARDS DAY!)

Assembly

Our Buddy Bear Assembly is this Friday, February 22nd beginning at 2:00 pm. We hope to see you there.

Pizza Day

Friday, February 22nd,  is pizza lunch for those students who ordered.

Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Building a culture of excellence through Quality Learning Environments (QLE) Key Domain: Responsive Instruction Responsive Instruction considers the needs of all learners so they can achieve success, and is one of five domains under Quality Pedagogy…

Spring Fling

This event is held at the Allan and Jean Millar Centre.

2018

School bus transportation and inclement weather

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running today? Why are the buses running in Onoway when…

Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Building a culture of preparedness - NGPS joins forces with Hour-Zero Student and staff safety is an extremely important part of what we do at Northern Gateway Public Schools, from playground equipment and fire drills all the way through to the most…